In his job as vice president, Mike Pence has stuck his neck out a lot, risking his reputation while pushing White House lies, only to run into trouble when Trump World’s ridiculous claims turned out to be wrong.
Each time, Pence claimed he hadn’t been caught lying; he’d simply passed information he thought was correct at the time.
With this in mind, it blows my mind that the vice president hasn’t learned a damn thing from his mistakes. The Associated Press reported:
The vice president also dismissed an adult film star’s account of a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006, questioning its validity.
“I’m just not going to comment on the latest baseless allegations against the president,” Pence said.
Fine, but how does Mike Pence know the allegations are baseless?
That’s not a rhetorical question. It’d be worth knowing if the vice president had a conversation with Trump about the rumors that he cheated on his wife with a porn star. I imagine that would’ve been a very awkward conversation.
It seems more likely that Pence is just making a guess about the controversy and he’s fine with telling reporters the story is “baseless” because that is what the vice president conveniently chooses to believe.
Just like every other time Pence has been caught lying to the public, these assumptions are stupid. There’s already evidence to say that Trump’s lawyer quietly made an LLC in Delaware to pay the porn star $130,000 in hush money – shortly before the 2016 election – to buy her silence about the alleged affair.
The questions about this money haven’t been answered, and may carry serious legal significance.
What’s more Daniels had an interview with In Touch magazine, which happened several years ago before she got the alleged hush-money, in which she talked about a relationship with Trump. A Washington Post report said over the weekend that Daniels mentioned specific details that lend credence to her story.
If Pence had claimed the allegations are irrelevant, fine. If he had said the alleged affair is a private issue between the president and his family, that’s okay, too.
But the vice president stated that the claims are “baseless,” which brings up a straightforward follow-up question for Mike Pence: “Just how sure are you about that?”